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"And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be? ... You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream! If that there King was to wake you'd go out -- bang! -- just like a candle!"

"Hush! You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise."

"Well it's no use your talking about waking him when you're only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you're not real."

Monday, May 11, 2009

spring: week eight


street corner in daylight


On the train to Chicago today:

The Molly Malone's Open Mic with your hosts Nina Corwin and Al DeGenova invites you to be part of one of the longest running and most highly respected open mics in the Chicago area.

Monday, May 11, join us in welcoming award-winning poet Gina Franco

Gina Franco has received an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Robert Chasen Poetry Prize, the Corson-Bishop Poetry Prize, and the 2006 Bread Loaf Meralmikjen Fellowship in Poetry. Her collection of poems, The Keepsake Storm, was published by the University of Arizona Press Camino del Sol Latina/o Literary Series in 2004. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies, including Black Warrior Review, BorderSenses, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Fence, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Seneca Reveiw, Zone 3, and The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. She divides her time between Galesburg, Illinois, where she is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Knox College, and the Arizona desert where she grew up.

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

7652 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL

$5 if you can, $3 if you can't

7:00 -- open mic sign-up begins
7:30 -- open mic (5 minutes per reader)
9:00 -- featured reader

Poetry/fiction at Molly's is the second Monday of every month.


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